St. Mary's School Academics

SACS Team with SMS Leadership Team


St. Mary' School was awarded accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in1998. It is a part of the parochial school system of the Diocese of Memphis Catholic Schools, and is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. After diligently working on their ten-year study to be re-certified St. Mary's faculty and staff received several comendations but the one we are most proud of is the one given to our students. It is unheard of for a SACS team to give a commendation to students. but they said, “We cannot leave St. Mary’s without commending your students.”

“The students are commended for their outstanding politeness, kindness, and age appropriate sense of personal


St. Mary’s provides a strong academic curriculum based on the Curriculum Guide of the Diocese of Memphis.

  • Religion
  • Art (1-8)
  • Reading/Literature
  • Music (4K-8)
  • English
  • Computer Technology (K-8)
  • Math
  • Physical Education (4K-8)
  • Science
  • Library/Research Skills (4K-8)
  • Social Studies
  • Guidance (4K-8)
  • Conversational Spanish (5-8)

Health (4K-8)

Yearly Assessment Program

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)

A test battery for collecting critical educational data is used by many dioceses and independent schools throughout the nation. It is developed for schools with high achieving standards. The test is administered in the fall of each year to grades 1- 8.

Facility Information

An automated library with over 7,800 volumes and modern research materials.
Instructional computer lab as well as 3 or 4 computers in each classroom.
Science lab with state-of-the-art equipment, totally refurbished in summer of 2000.


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccor
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Pep Club
  • PAL League Basketball
  • JRPD Soccer

Private Music Lessons

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Flute


  • Forensics
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spanish Club
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts